What Unnecessary Stuff Do They Sell Us?

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  1. JJ

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    Just read the reverse polarity thread.

    I have never even thought about it before joining Fun.

    I love going to the motorhome shows and wandering through the sales areas.

    I am staggered by the stuff dealers are able to sell to us motorhome enthusiasts (and at the price they do so.)

    For example...

    Special toilet paper... (I use ordinary stuff)

    Expensive toilet chemical... (thanks to Fun I learnt about biological washing liquid at 99p a litre)

    Reverse polarity adapters... (unplug before fiddling with electrical thingies)

    Tyre covers to protect the rubber from the sun... (???)

    Honda gennies (Kipor are much more affordable)

    Can you nice people add to the list?

    JJ :Smile:
     
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    Your a mind reader JJ, I have been trying to remember about the loo stuff, now sorted and written down so I don't forget again. So much unnecessary things, whats this with having to buy special melamine sets of cups saucers etc, never used anything but china and never had a thing break yet, and how many of us have a spare tea set at the back of the cu board, and a cup of tea is so much nicer out of one.
     
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    What stuff for the toilet is this oh wise one ??????
     
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    Oh Humble One there are many different brands... all you need is a washing liquid OR a fabric conditioner which have the word "biological" on it.

    This is the one I use... part of Sainsburys' Basic range... bought at 99p a litre. Lasts weeks on full time living (Porta Potti 365)

    Now please rise from your knees and continue with your duties...

    JJ :Rofl1: :Rofl1:
     

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    Steak & Kidney Frey Bentos as told JJ does not do Kidneys:Laughing: just beef and onion is it?
     
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    Can you use this instead of the Blue Stuff????
     
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    Gas alarms! (reports of gassing are on the increase). Cleverly worded l thought.

    Craig
     
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    We used the Bio Wash from Tescos last season without any problems :Smile:

    Yellow grip tacks at all of the shows - total rubbish. Now use cut down bread trays :Smile:

    Toilet paper - we now use stuff from Aldi :Smile:
     
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    Yip.. and most of it is bullsh1t ..

    why go to a show when you can stock up on the forum for free ! .. :Laughing:
     
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    Very, very much so Forestboy... IMO much, much better than the enviromentally damaging blue stuff... takes some "go's" with the biological stuff to get maximum benefit 'cos the nasty blue stuff "fights" the good enzymes initially. After a few rinses though you are away!

    (and I use it in my flush water too.)

    JJ :thumb:
     
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    Now, now Jim boy... play nicely with your friends... :Rofl1: :Rofl1: :Rofl1: :Rofl1:

    JJ
     
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    I don't use the Bio in my flush tank as it makes the coffee frothy :BigGrin:
     
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    Just seen this on the Dark Side,.

    "think it was johnscrossmotorhomes once said buy 4 2 litre bottles of cheap coke fill up as you go home let it slosh round lots and then empty and swish through when get home. Works a treat we do it every 3 months or so or if nasty niffs appear"

    Where is Biggles?
     
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    I have done that with the waste tank and it did clean it :thumb::Smile:
    (Lidl coke @ 17p a bottle :BigGrin:)
     
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    :Rofl1:
     
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    At last years Lincoln Show Kippor 2kw genny, 'special show offer' £ 465. Went back to RV checked online £100 pounds less for same model new :Doh:
     
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    JJ - A question from Rex!:Smile:

    He wants to know if this stuff breaks down the solids like the chemical stuff is supposed to do ? ( as the neck of the cassette is too small to get his hand in!:Eeek::Eeek::Eeek::Eeek:)
     
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    How much of the laundry liquid do you put into the tank then? I'm just about at the end of my bottle of Aquakem Green - the smell makes me heave, so I'm interested in trying this out as I was going to try Elsan chemicals next (Thetford loo). Only use to loo in the night if desperate anyway but happy to save some money :thumb:
     
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    Without going into too much detail, I can report that I have never had any problems when it comes to emptying my potty holding tank. :thumb:

    On reflection, this might be because either I am such a dainty person the solids are of suitable dimensions as to promote easy flowing :RollEyes: or the bio washing liquid is assisting in the matter (so to speak) by reducing the dimensions:BigGrin:

    JJ
     
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    Hi there Ninjayorkies... you only need a small amount (I use one capful and add a couple of cups of water.) The thing is the enzymes go to work "digesting" the "matter" and multiply as they do so... it is a natural process that does actually happen all on its own (hence the SOG system) but the addition of the liquid does, I believe, speed up the process.

    I don´t sniff much when emptying and have no aroma problems myself...:BigGrin:

    JJ

    PS. Please note. I am not an expert. I just know it works for me in my systems (Porta Potty and Hymer holding tank.)
     
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